Executive Leadership

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John Marston, nuway CFO

John Marston

Chief Financial Officer

John Marston

Chief Financial Officer
John Marston comes to us from NuWay’s Board of Trustees where he served as the Treasurer for the past two years. Previously, he was interim Finance Director. His experience includes various roles in manufacturing, staffing, banking, and healthcare. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of a bank where he is a member of the IT and Audit committees.
Tom Meier, NuWay CAO

Tom Meier

DBA
Chief Administrative Officer

Tom Meier

DBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Tom served on the NuWay Board of Trustees for five years before joining the staff as CAO in 2016. He has twenty years’ experience in healthcare, business, and nonprofit management. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in business administration from Metropolitan State University. His undergraduate work was completed at UC Santa Barbara.
David J. Vennes, NuWay Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes

MPNA
Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes

MPNA
Executive Director/CEO
David is a doctoral student in public administration at Hamline University School of Business and holds a Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. David's undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Arts (individualized in addictions) from Metropolitan State University and Certificate in Chemical Dependency Family Treatment from St. Mary's Junior College. David has developed and restructured more than a dozen programs locally and nationally. David started his career with NuWay in 2006 as a Chemical Dependency Counselor, becoming the Clinical Director then Executive Director in 2008.

Executive Leadership

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John Marston, nuway CFO

John Marston

Chief Financial Officer

John Marston

Chief Financial Officer
John Marston comes to us from NuWay’s Board of Trustees where he served as the Treasurer for the past two years. Previously, he was interim Finance Director. His experience includes various roles in manufacturing, staffing, banking, and healthcare. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of a bank where he is a member of the IT and Audit committees.
Tom Meier, NuWay CAO

Tom Meier

DBA
Chief Administrative Officer

Tom Meier

DBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Tom served on the NuWay Board of Trustees for five years before joining the staff as CAO in 2016. He has twenty years’ experience in healthcare, business, and nonprofit management. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in business administration from Metropolitan State University. His undergraduate work was completed at UC Santa Barbara.
David J. Vennes, NuWay Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes

MPNA
Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes

MPNA
Executive Director/CEO
David is a doctoral student in public administration at Hamline University School of Business and holds a Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. David's undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Arts (individualized in addictions) from Metropolitan State University and Certificate in Chemical Dependency Family Treatment from St. Mary's Junior College. David has developed and restructured more than a dozen programs locally and nationally. David started his career with NuWay in 2006 as a Chemical Dependency Counselor, becoming the Clinical Director then Executive Director in 2008.

Leadership

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Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul
Lindsay obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Current interests include behavioral addictions, trauma, family systems, and working with populations impacted by mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Monique Bourgeois

MPNA, LADC
Community Relations Director

Monique Bourgeois

MPNA, LADC
Community Relations Director
Monique Bourgeois has worked in the addiction-recovery field for 20+ years in a variety of capacities including: adolescent substance use disorder treatment, public school chemical health specialist, Executive Director of the Association of Recovery Schools and as the Director of Volunteers & Training at Minnesota Recovery Connection. Ms. Bourgeois has trained hundreds of members of the recovery community in peer-based support, has developed and implemented peer-based support programs and been a member of multiple leadership teams. Currently, in her role as NUWAY's Community Relations Director, she educates individuals and organizations about the extended care services provided through NUWAY's programs. Ms. Bourgeois holds a Master’s in Public and Non-profit Administration and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a graduate of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s Leadership Institute, published in the 2007 Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery (JGAR) and In My Own Words…Celebrating Students’ Stories of Recovery… (2009). Additionally, Ms. Bourgeois has been a peer reviewer for JGAR and in 2012, Ms. Bourgeois was selected as a faculty for the Betty Ford Institute’s Consensus Conference on identifying and disseminating successful Recovery Support Services strategies. She is on the St. Cloud State University Recovery Community Advisory Council, and a member of Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery Chemical Health (MARRCH) and the Citizens Advisory Council on Chemical Health in Ramsey County.
Jason Cintorino, program director

Jason Cintorino

BS, LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason Cintorino

BS, LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason relocated to MN from New England and began his career in Behavioral Health in 2005. Prior to joining NuWay, he was employed as a Clinical Manager of Outpatient Programs with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Jason has held multiple clinical positions over the past decade including case management, substance use disorder counseling, clinical supervisor and administration. Prior to the behavioral health field, Jason held executive management positions in culinary arts as well as in the environmental resource management sector. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in non-profit business management. When not at work, Jason enjoys everything outdoors including spending time with his family at their cabin as well as gardening, music, cooking and travel.

Tiffany Dockham

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director

Tiffany Dockham

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director
Tiffany is a licensed psychologist and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She has worked as a program director and mental health services director/training director in substance use and co-occurring disorder outpatient treatment. Tiffany completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities. Tiffany’s training experiences included working in community mental health, sex offender assessment, college counseling, and co-occurring disorders treatment. Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and all things related to cooking.
Peter Green, Residential Admissions Director

Peter Green

LADC
Diversity Director

Peter Green

LADC
Diversity Director
Peter has over 20 years of experience working in the field of chemical dependency. His positions have included providing direct contact services, managing culturally specific programs for African American Family Services and consulting services at a number of Treatment Center Programs in the twin cities area. Prior to joining NuWay, Peter was with the Park Avenue Treatment Center in Minneapolis for ten plus years, most recently as the Program Director for their co-occurring culturally specific program.
Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118
Denise has been in the chemical dependency field over two decades providing direct client care in both outpatient and residential settings. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Training and Development concentration and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College. Ms. McAlpin has been in management and program development for the last 15 years and co-founded the Opening Doors Youth Conference in Wisconsin.
Ross R Reynolds, Human Resources Director

Ross R Reynolds

BA
Human Resources Director

Ross R Reynolds

BA
Human Resources Director
Ross has over 25 years of experience working as a Human Resources Director in the nonprofit and profit sectors. His previous positions have included working in education, insurance/brokerage, software development, high tech, and Human Services program development. He has a strong generalist background working in all facets of Human Resources with notable experience in performance management, benefits, compensation and employee relations. In addition to the above he has provided management consulting services locally in the Minneapolis/St Paul area as well as several HR startups for emerging organizations.
Kenneth L. Roberts, Director - Outpatient Services

Kenneth L. Roberts

MPS, LADC
Director - Outpatient Services

Kenneth L. Roberts

MPS, LADC
Director - Outpatient Services
Ken has worked as a program director in supportive sober living and substance use disorder outpatient treatment. He has a BA in English from Ithaca College, a certification in Addiction Studies and a Master’s Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota.
Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II
Alex has provided direct client care as a counselor and chemical health assessor in outpatient, outpatient with lodging and in hospital settings. He has worked with adolescents and provided treatment services in the Dakota County jail. Prior to joining NuWay, he was with Park Avenue Center for 12 years as a Clinical Supervisor and more recently as Director of Operations.
Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul
Lindsay obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Current interests include behavioral addictions, trauma, family systems, and working with populations impacted by mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Monique Bourgeois

MPNA, LADC
Community Relations Director

Monique Bourgeois

MPNA, LADC
Community Relations Director
Monique Bourgeois has worked in the addiction-recovery field for 20+ years in a variety of capacities including: adolescent substance use disorder treatment, public school chemical health specialist, Executive Director of the Association of Recovery Schools and as the Director of Volunteers & Training at Minnesota Recovery Connection. Ms. Bourgeois has trained hundreds of members of the recovery community in peer-based support, has developed and implemented peer-based support programs and been a member of multiple leadership teams. Currently, in her role as NUWAY's Community Relations Director, she educates individuals and organizations about the extended care services provided through NUWAY's programs. Ms. Bourgeois holds a Master’s in Public and Non-profit Administration and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a graduate of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s Leadership Institute, published in the 2007 Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery (JGAR) and In My Own Words…Celebrating Students’ Stories of Recovery… (2009). Additionally, Ms. Bourgeois has been a peer reviewer for JGAR and in 2012, Ms. Bourgeois was selected as a faculty for the Betty Ford Institute’s Consensus Conference on identifying and disseminating successful Recovery Support Services strategies. She is on the St. Cloud State University Recovery Community Advisory Council, and a member of Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery Chemical Health (MARRCH) and the Citizens Advisory Council on Chemical Health in Ramsey County.
Jason Cintorino, program director

Jason Cintorino

BS, LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason Cintorino

BS, LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason relocated to MN from New England and began his career in Behavioral Health in 2005. Prior to joining NuWay, he was employed as a Clinical Manager of Outpatient Programs with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Jason has held multiple clinical positions over the past decade including case management, substance use disorder counseling, clinical supervisor and administration. Prior to the behavioral health field, Jason held executive management positions in culinary arts as well as in the environmental resource management sector. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in non-profit business management. When not at work, Jason enjoys everything outdoors including spending time with his family at their cabin as well as gardening, music, cooking and travel.

Tiffany Dockham

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director

Tiffany Dockham

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director
Tiffany is a licensed psychologist and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She has worked as a program director and mental health services director/training director in substance use and co-occurring disorder outpatient treatment. Tiffany completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities. Tiffany’s training experiences included working in community mental health, sex offender assessment, college counseling, and co-occurring disorders treatment. Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and all things related to cooking.
Peter Green, Residential Admissions Director

Peter Green

LADC
Diversity Director

Peter Green

LADC
Diversity Director
Peter has over 20 years of experience working in the field of chemical dependency. His positions have included providing direct contact services, managing culturally specific programs for African American Family Services and consulting services at a number of Treatment Center Programs in the twin cities area. Prior to joining NuWay, Peter was with the Park Avenue Treatment Center in Minneapolis for ten plus years, most recently as the Program Director for their co-occurring culturally specific program.
Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118
Denise has been in the chemical dependency field over two decades providing direct client care in both outpatient and residential settings. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Training and Development concentration and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College. Ms. McAlpin has been in management and program development for the last 15 years and co-founded the Opening Doors Youth Conference in Wisconsin.
Ross R Reynolds, Human Resources Director

Ross R Reynolds

BA
Human Resources Director

Ross R Reynolds

BA
Human Resources Director
Ross has over 25 years of experience working as a Human Resources Director in the nonprofit and profit sectors. His previous positions have included working in education, insurance/brokerage, software development, high tech, and Human Services program development. He has a strong generalist background working in all facets of Human Resources with notable experience in performance management, benefits, compensation and employee relations. In addition to the above he has provided management consulting services locally in the Minneapolis/St Paul area as well as several HR startups for emerging organizations.
Kenneth L. Roberts, Director - Outpatient Services

Kenneth L. Roberts

MPS, LADC
Director - Outpatient Services

Kenneth L. Roberts

MPS, LADC
Director - Outpatient Services
Ken has worked as a program director in supportive sober living and substance use disorder outpatient treatment. He has a BA in English from Ithaca College, a certification in Addiction Studies and a Master’s Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota.
Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II
Alex has provided direct client care as a counselor and chemical health assessor in outpatient, outpatient with lodging and in hospital settings. He has worked with adolescents and provided treatment services in the Dakota County jail. Prior to joining NuWay, he was with Park Avenue Center for 12 years as a Clinical Supervisor and more recently as Director of Operations.

Management

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Beverly DR Buchanan, Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Beverly DR Buchanan

MA, LMFT, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I

Beverly DR Buchanan

MA, LMFT, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I
Bev relocated to MN from NV. Prior to starting work at Nuway, she was the owner/director of her own Marriage and Family Therapy corporation in NV. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2007 and her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy in 2011, both from the University of Nevada, Reno. Bev has a background in working with ex-offenders rejoining society, co-occurring disorders, families with adult children on the autism spectrum, victims of crime, and transgender individuals.
Theresa Hess, treatment center compliance manager

Theresa Hess

Compliance Manager

Theresa Hess

Compliance Manager
Theresa has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2008. Throughout her career she has worked in the areas of Residential Admissions, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Administration. She has a strong desire to be of service to those in need and is very passionate about helping individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction. Theresa is a volunteer for youth athletics, and is an advocate for education equity for under-served children and young adults in her community. In her free time, she enjoys visual arts, event planning, sports and spending time with her son, family and friends.
Robert Hibdon, Kitchen Manager

Robert Hibdon

AAS
Kitchen Manager

Robert Hibdon

AAS
Kitchen Manager
Robert has over 27 years of cooking experience including four years in the Navy as a cook for the Officer's Wardroom and ten years in a recovery setting. He has several degrees including hotel/restaurant management, business management and a Chef's degree from Arapahoe Jr. College.
Morgan Kluender, Revenue Cycle Manager

Morgan Kluender

BA
Revenue Cycle Manager

Morgan Kluender

BA
Revenue Cycle Manager
As NUWAY'S Revenue Cycle Manager, Morgan is responsible for overseeing the administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collections of client services revenue. She has over 15 years’ experience in revenue cycle production and billing. Currently pursuing her MBA, Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the U of MN, Twin Cities. While she might not be involved directly with clients on a day-to-day basis, she is committed to ensuring clients are able to get the treatment they need. Morgan is a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan and enjoys that NUWAY is a short walk from Glam Dolls Donuts.
Aga Longtine, treatment center manager

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118
Aga and her family came to the United States from Poland in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. Aga has experience working in residential and intensive outpatient settings. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and families.
Candice Peterson, program manager

Candice Peterson

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Candice Peterson

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118
Candice obtained her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Candice has experience working in residential extended care and outpatient settings mainly with co-occurring disorders.
Gregg Ronney, program manager

Gregg Ronney

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs

Gregg Ronney

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs
Gregg obtained his Master of Arts in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
Joseph Schmidt, counselor/mental health professional

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II
Joe holds a Master's degree in clinical social work, a Master's minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor's degree in alcohol & drug abuse counseling from Viterbo University, and a Bachelor's degree from MN State-Mankato in sociology and corrections. He has experience serving diverse populations of adolescents, younger & older adults and families across a variety of mental & chemical health settings. Additionally, Joe has experience with intensive community mental health services, young adult partial hospitalization programs, crisis settings, juvenile corrections, and as a therapist in MI/CD outpatient programs.
Travis Williams, Accounting Manager

Travis Williams

Accounting Manager

Travis Williams

Accounting Manager
Travis has several years of accounting experience in both the public and private sector. Travis is responsible for monitoring general accounting practices, developing internal controls, and producing monthly and quarterly financial statements for the executive team and Board of Trustees. Travis is passionate about helping others, and is driven to understand what drives successful operations.
Sam Woolery, sober living resource director

Sam Woolery

Sober Living
Resource Director

Sam Woolery

Sober Living
Resource Director
Sam Woolery’s experience in the field of addiction-recovery includes 4+ years managing a network of supportive sober living programs in Saint Paul as well as 2 years managing alumni relations and volunteers for Hazelden Betty Ford’s Chaska, Maple Grove, and Saint Paul locations. Sam currently serves on the board of the PEASE Community Foundation, which helps support PEASE Academy, a recovery high school in Minneapolis.
Beverly DR Buchanan, Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Beverly DR Buchanan

MA, LMFT, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I

Beverly DR Buchanan

MA, LMFT, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I
Bev relocated to MN from NV. Prior to starting work at Nuway, she was the owner/director of her own Marriage and Family Therapy corporation in NV. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2007 and her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy in 2011, both from the University of Nevada, Reno. Bev has a background in working with ex-offenders rejoining society, co-occurring disorders, families with adult children on the autism spectrum, victims of crime, and transgender individuals.
Theresa Hess, treatment center compliance manager

Theresa Hess

Compliance Manager

Theresa Hess

Compliance Manager
Theresa has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2008. Throughout her career she has worked in the areas of Residential Admissions, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Administration. She has a strong desire to be of service to those in need and is very passionate about helping individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction. Theresa is a volunteer for youth athletics, and is an advocate for education equity for under-served children and young adults in her community. In her free time, she enjoys visual arts, event planning, sports and spending time with her son, family and friends.
Robert Hibdon, Kitchen Manager

Robert Hibdon

AAS
Kitchen Manager

Robert Hibdon

AAS
Kitchen Manager
Robert has over 27 years of cooking experience including four years in the Navy as a cook for the Officer's Wardroom and ten years in a recovery setting. He has several degrees including hotel/restaurant management, business management and a Chef's degree from Arapahoe Jr. College.
Morgan Kluender, Revenue Cycle Manager

Morgan Kluender

BA
Revenue Cycle Manager

Morgan Kluender

BA
Revenue Cycle Manager
As NUWAY'S Revenue Cycle Manager, Morgan is responsible for overseeing the administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collections of client services revenue. She has over 15 years’ experience in revenue cycle production and billing. Currently pursuing her MBA, Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the U of MN, Twin Cities. While she might not be involved directly with clients on a day-to-day basis, she is committed to ensuring clients are able to get the treatment they need. Morgan is a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan and enjoys that NUWAY is a short walk from Glam Dolls Donuts.
Aga Longtine, treatment center manager

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118
Aga and her family came to the United States from Poland in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. Aga has experience working in residential and intensive outpatient settings. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and families.
Candice Peterson, program manager

Candice Peterson

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Candice Peterson

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118
Candice obtained her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Candice has experience working in residential extended care and outpatient settings mainly with co-occurring disorders.
Gregg Ronney, program manager

Gregg Ronney

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs

Gregg Ronney

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs
Gregg obtained his Master of Arts in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
Joseph Schmidt, counselor/mental health professional

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II
Joe holds a Master's degree in clinical social work, a Master's minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor's degree in alcohol & drug abuse counseling from Viterbo University, and a Bachelor's degree from MN State-Mankato in sociology and corrections. He has experience serving diverse populations of adolescents, younger & older adults and families across a variety of mental & chemical health settings. Additionally, Joe has experience with intensive community mental health services, young adult partial hospitalization programs, crisis settings, juvenile corrections, and as a therapist in MI/CD outpatient programs.
Travis Williams, Accounting Manager

Travis Williams

Accounting Manager

Travis Williams

Accounting Manager
Travis has several years of accounting experience in both the public and private sector. Travis is responsible for monitoring general accounting practices, developing internal controls, and producing monthly and quarterly financial statements for the executive team and Board of Trustees. Travis is passionate about helping others, and is driven to understand what drives successful operations.
Sam Woolery, sober living resource director

Sam Woolery

Sober Living
Resource Director

Sam Woolery

Sober Living
Resource Director
Sam Woolery’s experience in the field of addiction-recovery includes 4+ years managing a network of supportive sober living programs in Saint Paul as well as 2 years managing alumni relations and volunteers for Hazelden Betty Ford’s Chaska, Maple Grove, and Saint Paul locations. Sam currently serves on the board of the PEASE Community Foundation, which helps support PEASE Academy, a recovery high school in Minneapolis.

Professional Staff

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Dietrich Anderson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Dietrich Anderson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Dietrich obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in addiction studies from Metropolitan State University. He has worked for NuWay for the past 4 years in various positions before working as an LADC. Dietrich believes that the opposite of addiction is human connection, community, and hope. He has worked extensively with the LGBTQA recovery community for the past 6 years and has served on the “Out and Sober Minnesota” board for 4 years by providing social, educational and informational events monthly with helping the LGBTQA community build healthy clean and sober networks. Dietrich is continuing his education in the fall of 2017 at Metropolitan State University by earning his masters of science degree in their Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling/LPCC licensure program.

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Cloud State University and her Master's in Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Current interests include trauma work through the use of Prolonged Exposure, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
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Doug Anderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Doug Anderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Lance Armstrong, Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Lance Armstrong

MS, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY I

Lance Armstrong

MS, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY I
Lance holds a Master’s Degree in Professional School Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato and has been working in the field of addictions since 2002. Originally trained as an adolescent counselor in addictions, he later became a dual diagnosis specialist /mental health professional working with adults in residential treatment settings. He has worked in inpatient, outpatient and clinical therapy settings and practices from a person-centered therapeutic model as well as utilizes principles of DBT, CBT and existential therapy in individual and group treatment services.
David Berg, counselor/mental health professional

David Berg

MA, LMFT, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

David Berg

MA, LMFT, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118
David's passion is helping people move towards sustainable and positive mental health, to improve and find greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships. He has had the pleasure of practicing counseling, therapy, and social work with individuals, groups, and families in education, addictions recovery, mental health, corrections, and financial services settings. Since 1992, David has used a client centered approach, which allows him to help meet clients where they are at in life, and help themselves to move forward in their unique life and career journeys. He specializes in helping adults, couples, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds find recovery from addictions and mental health problems.
Jacques Bertrand Duce, addiction counselor

Jacques Bertrand Duce

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Jacques Bertrand Duce

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I
Jacques came to the United States from Haiti 1999 to pursue his education. He obtained his BA in cross-cultural communications at Bethany College of Missions in 2003, and went on to get his Masters in Ministry Leadership at Crown College in 2005. Jacques received his certificate in addictions counseling at Minneapolis Technical and Community College in 2011. Jacques interest in working in the recovery community was sparked during his college internship in Missouri while leading an After-School program for children struggling in school and while working as a food pantry manager for the homeless. In addition to his counseling internships at Fairview Recovery and Eden House, Jacques has worked as a chemical dependency technician, and as a counselor in both an outpatient program and a methadone clinic.
Samuel Cohen, residential admissions counselor

Samuel Cohen

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Samuel Cohen

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor
Sam is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and has been in the Twin Cities since 2001. He began his association with NuWay in 2008 in a volunteer capacity and is now employed as a counselor at NuWay II. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from York College of Pennsylvania and completed his alcohol and drug counseling licensure requirements from Metropolitan State University. Sam has a strong twelve step foundation and believes the field of recovery is his true calling. He is highly dedicated to helping people live a renewed sober lifestyle.
Norm Cox, alcohol & drug counselor

Norm Cox

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Norm Cox

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Norm earned his Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. He enjoys helping others and entered the field of addiction because he wants to make a difference in people’s lives. He has worked with adults in both residential and outpatient settings. In his free time, Norm enjoys spending time with his family and friends, coin collecting, reading, playing the guitar and ukulele.
Betsey Degree, addiction counselor

Betsey Degree

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Betsey Degree

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Betsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in addiction studies at Metropolitan State University. She is passionate about reducing shame and stigma surrounding addiction and recovery and loves being a counselor. She believes recovery is possible for everyone and that treatment works. Betsey is planning on returning to school for her Masters degree in either professional clinical counseling or marriage and family therapy.
Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul
Angela obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management and her Master Degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience working in a halfway house, intensive residential and outpatient treatment settings. Her areas of interest include individuals with trauma, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She has experience working with women, men, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, family and group therapy sessions.
Anna Dimka BA, LADC Counselor

Anna Dimka

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Anna Dimka

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Anna has been in the behavioral and chemical health fields since 2008, providing client care in outpatient, inpatient, detoxification and supportive living settings. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and an Associate of Science degree in Addiction Counseling. She previously worked as a Women's Program Manager for St. Paul Sober Living, and as a Program Coordinator with REM Hennepin in the Sex Offender program. Anna is passionate about empowering her clients to build strong sober communities, and as a result, healthier and more satisfying recoveries.
Corrine Esch, mental health nurse

Corrine Esch

RN
Nurse

Corrine Esch

RN
Nurse
Scott Fisk, addiction counselor

Scott Fisk

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Scott Fisk

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Scott has his LADC and works part-time at NuWay, primarily doing assessments. He is working toward his LMFT, enjoys working with clients and their families. Scott is especially interested in how the family functions as the recovery process begins.
Mary Helget, addiction counselor

Mary Helget

BA, LADC
Counselor

Mary Helget

BA, LADC
Counselor
Mary has over 25 years of experience in the field of chemical dependency counseling. Prior to joining NuWay, she was with Park Avenue Center, most recently as Senior Clinical Supervisor. Mary earned her BA in Criminal Justice and Addiction Counseling from the University of Minnesota.
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Aimee Henderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Aimee Henderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Counselor

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Counselor
Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 2013 and her Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2017. She provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Her clinical interests include family systems, trauma, grief and loss, mental health and substance use counseling. During her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, outdoor activities, and attending concerts and sporting events.
Debbie Huizenga, admissions coordinator

Debbie Huizenga

BA
Admissions Supervisor, 2118

Debbie Huizenga

BA
Admissions Supervisor, 2118
Debbie has worked in the field of recovery since 2004. Prior to coming to NuWay, she was the Admissions Coordinator at The Retreat. Debbie is passionate about working with those seeking recovery and sharing the gift of hope. She is grateful for the opportunity to align her vocation with her passion. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys gourmet cooking, reading and going to the theater.
Karen A. Johnson, substance abuse counselor

Karen A. Johnson

BS, ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Karen A. Johnson

BS, ADC-T
Counselor, 2118
Karen earned her Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency from MCTC and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. Prior to joining the NuWay team, Karen worked at Park Avenue Center for 5 years. She enjoys working with a diverse population, is passionate about recovery and believes that anyone can recover if they are committed to necessary changes. Karen will return to Saint Mary’s to complete her master’s degree in clinical counseling to obtain LPCC licensure. She is interested in specializing in art and animal assisted therapy.
David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

ADC-T
Admissions Counselor, 2118

David Joubert

ADC-T
Admissions Counselor, 2118
David obtained his Associates of Science Degree in Chemical Dependency from Century College and is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. David began working in the field of addiction in 2011 at Park Avenue Center where he gained experience in Sober Housing Management and as an Admissions Coordinator. Prior to joining NuWay, David worked at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, in Minneapolis, as a counselor in their residential program.

Jocelyn Kehr Sparby

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Jocelyn Kehr Sparby

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. After moving to the Twin Cities and spending some years trying to figure out a career path she enrolled in the Addiction Studies Certificate program at the University of Minnesota and received an LADC. While working in outpatient treatment and detox settings, she continued to complete her Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of MN. She is currently working toward completing clinical hours to obtain her licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Rasha Kowalewski, alcohol & drug counselor

Rasha Kowalewski

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Rasha Kowalewski

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Rasha earned her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University in 2009 and her Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2016. She has been a licensed alcohol and drug counselor since 2010 and worked for Specialized Treatment Services from 2009 to 2014 and Meridian Behavioral Health from 2014 to 2016 before coming to NuWay in August 2016. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC).
Jennifer Lingwall, mental health counselor

Jennifer Lingwall

LSW, LADC
Counselor

Jennifer Lingwall

LSW, LADC
Counselor
Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science at Bemidji State University in Social Work and a minor in Chemical Dependency. Prior to NuWay, Jenni worked as a MICD Counselor at Park Avenue Center. She is now working towards her Masters at Saint Mary’s University for her LPCC. Her areas of interest include the LGBTQIA community, persistent mental health, and music therapy. She enjoys sports, traveling, and attending concerts.
Karina Link, addiction counselor

Karina Link

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Karina Link

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118
Karina obtained her diploma in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College Addiction Counseling program and is currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University.
Megan Luke, mental health nurse

Megan Luke

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Megan Luke

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I
Megan received her practical nursing license in 2013 from Hennepin Technical College. Recently, she was accepted to North Hennepin Community College to obtain her RN degree. Megan's hope is to provide client’s with the best care possible.
Stephanie Mankowski, counselor

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at St. Thomas University in 2012 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in 2016. She did her practicum at Pride Institute LGBTQ+ residential program and at NuWay II Men’s residential program from 2015-2016. For a couple months, she worked as an admissions counselor while assisting with the funding at 2217 NuWay Counseling Center. She is currently working on her hours for obtaining her License as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Troy Mock, sober housing manager

Troy Mock

BS
Admissions Coordinator, 3Rs

Troy Mock

BS
Admissions Coordinator, 3Rs
Troy has worked in the field of recovery for the past 4 years including intake, admissions and sober housing management. He is grateful to have the opportunity to assist those looking for help with drug and alcohol addiction. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2010, Troy had work experience in accountancy, sales, and customer service. Originally from Arizona, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University. He enjoys movies, playing softball and spending time with his two dogs.
Andrew Moe BA, LADC Counselor

Andrew Moe

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Andrew Moe

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Andrew earned a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Minnesota and is Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is currently working toward obtaining his mental health credentials in the Integrated Behavioral Health master’s program at the University of Minnesota. Andrew approaches addiction and mental health through the diathesis-stress model, a theory that highlights the importance of genetic vulnerabilities and stress from life experiences. He advocates for the use of evidence-based practices and person-centered care.

Donna Molnar

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Donna Molnar

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Donna obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bethel University, studied at Bethel Seminary working on an MDiv, and obtained a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience as an addiction counselor working in residential, day treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She has worked with men, women, and adolescents. She worked at Hazelden Betty Ford foundation before coming to NUWAY in February 2017. She has a passion for casting a vision of hope in the healing process with the rebuilding of identity, and reintegration into community.
Ashley Morris, mental health nurse

Ashley Morris

RN
Nurse, NUWAY II

Ashley Morris

RN
Nurse, NUWAY II
Ashley received her practical nursing license from Hennepin Technical College in 2013. She is currently continuing her education to obtain her RN degree through North Hennepin Community College. Over the last few years Ashley has worked in the mental health field and at NuWay’s residential treatment. Her goal at NuWay is to enrich her client’s lives by providing compassionate care.
Kelley Murphy, alcohol & drug counselor

Kelley Murphy

JD, LADC
Counselor

Kelley Murphy

JD, LADC
Counselor
Kelley is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working in the field of co-occurring disorder treatment for four years. She is experienced in individual, couples, family and group therapy. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a graduate-level certificate in Addiction Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy, Therapeutic Journaling and became a certified EAGALA practitioner in July of 2016. Her clinical philosophy is person-centered care, trauma-informed, individualized substance use disorder treatment services.

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator
Cieritta has her Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration from Minneapolis Community College and her Medical Office diploma. She is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. She began working in the field in 2014 at Park Avenue Center as an Admissions Coordinator. She enjoys helping others by being flexible and spending time with family.

Taylor Olson

BS, LADC
Counselor

Taylor Olson

BS, LADC
Counselor
Taylor received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2013. After graduating Taylor crossed over into Minnesota and now enjoys being a MN transplant. After working as a Behavioral Therapist she returned to school, attending Century College to pursue her LADC Certificate. Taylor was able to gain experience in her internship with NUWAy exploring both the Intensive Outpatient Program and Residential sites; upon completion she was able to join the team as a staff member. She enjoys spending time outside, exploring new areas, hiking and kayaking.

Nancy Olson-Engebreth

MA, LADC, MSW, LGSW
Counselor, 2118

Nancy Olson-Engebreth

MA, LADC, MSW, LGSW
Counselor, 2118
Nancy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communications from Augustana College in South Dakota. She started her journey in the substance use field as a tech and then obtained her Master’s in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Nancy then worked in a variety of settings including both inpatient and outpatient as well as working as a Chemical Health Specialist at a suburban high school. Nancy recently obtained a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University. Her interest of study there was the use of client feedback tools in building rapport and meeting client needs. Nancy spends most of her time outside of work with her “fur kids” and traveling to various baseball stadiums with her significant other.

Dave Ouzts

BM, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Dave Ouzts

BM, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Dave began working in the health care field in 2005 as a therapeutic recreation coordinator and transitioned into behavioral and chemical health in 2014. He has Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina and attended Metropolitan State University to complete the course work for alcohol and drug counseling licensure. Dave has experience working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, adolescents, and persons involved with the justice system.
Jennifer Parker ADC-T Counselor

Jennifer Parker

ADC-T
Counselor, NUWAY II

Jennifer Parker

ADC-T
Counselor, NUWAY II
Jennifer obtained her ADC-T in February, 2017 and is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Metropolitan State University and Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Century College. Previously, Jennifer worked as an Outreach Worker at a community emergency food shelf for three years and has experience working with youth and men in addiction.
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Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Veasna (pronounced Vee-Snah) or “Vee” received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. His academic coursework included grief and loss, trauma, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Vee is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor in the State of Minnesota and working towards obtaining supervision hours to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). He has worked in a wide variety of settings and facilities, including inpatient treatment facilities, Medication Assisted Treatment, and community health agencies. Vee welcomes the experience of working with diverse populations in ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. His treatment approach incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
Sally Rebehn, chemical dependency counselor

Sally Rebehn

LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Sally Rebehn

LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Sally has worked in the Chemical Dependency field for 30 years, in many treatment programs and clinical settings. She has experience in program design and implementation, in both MN and CO. She was in private practice for 10 years, providing services to Emergency Services Personal in St Paul and Minneapolis Police departments; helping with the formation and training of the Metro Critical Incident Team. She currently provides SAP services for the D.O.T. She has been involved in numerous addiction organizations, including being the first paid member of MARRCH serving on the ethics committee for over 10 years. She holds a certificate from St Mary’s College, and national certification at reciprocal level from IC&RC.
Kelly Reynolds, mental health professional

Kelly Reynolds

MA, LICSW
Mental Health Professional

Kelly Reynolds

MA, LICSW
Mental Health Professional
Kelly has more than thirty years of experience that includes working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with adults and adolescents experiencing mental health and/or chemical dependency problems. He has also been an educator and trainer in the area of drug abuse prevention and has worked closely with the business community on Employee Assistance Programs. He has been recognized as a clinical leader with executive, clinical supervision and counseling experience. Kelly holds a Master of Counseling and Psychological Services and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the State of Minnesota.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
Gregg has a Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed two years of training with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. With over twenty-five years of experience in the chemical dependency field in outpatient and inpatient settings with both adults and adolescents, he maintains a strong interest working with recovery issues. In addition to work as a psychotherapist, he is an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State University and teaches a course on chemical dependency. Current interests include studies in Integral Psychology and Zen practice at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center where he has been a member since 2006.

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Ryan hails from Iowa and started his career as a recovery counselor at Jackson Recovery Center. He then ventured to Minnesota to obtain her Master’s in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. While there, Ryan grew a passion for client centered approach to counseling with clients who have previously had numerous treatment episodes. He is currently working towards his LPCC and integrating co-occurring mental health issues into substance use treatment. In his free time, Ryan enjoys connecting with his spirituality through nature.
Emily Schmidt, addiction counselor

Emily Schmidt

AAS, ADC-T
Counselor, St. Paul

Emily Schmidt

AAS, ADC-T
Counselor, St. Paul
Emily obtained her diploma in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College Addiction Counseling program and is currently completing a bachelor degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University. Current clinical interests include socioeconomic influence on addiction and working with populations impacted by co-occurring disorders.

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul
Sabrina has a BA in Psychology from the College of St. Scholastica and a Master's of Art in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Additionally, she has an LADC and is working towards earning her LPCC. Clinically, Sabrina is interested in working with populations that are impacted my co-occurring disorders. She enjoys traveling and coming across new adventures.

Glenn Smith

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY II

Glenn Smith

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY II
Glenn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Metropolitan State University. He received his LADC in 2010 and then completed a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health at Walden University. In 2017, he became a LPCC.
Devlin Stitt, treatment center LPN

Devlin Stitt

LPN II
Nurse, NUWAY I & II

Devlin Stitt

LPN II
Nurse, NUWAY I & II
Devlin has been a full time MI/CDC Detox nurse since 1983. She has completed all her electives for her Registered Nurse degree at Anoka Ramsey college and continues to pursue education in the nursing field. Her goal is to help others in their recovery through education and compassion for each individual.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Nick Vetter

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Nick Vetter

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor
Nick obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He most recently completed his LADC licensure requirements at Century College. Nick has been in the addiction recovery field for 4 years, working with both adolescents and adults in various capacities. Nick is most passionate about helping and facilitating services for underserved populations.
Linda Von Bargen, chemical dependency counselor

Linda Von Bargen

BA, LADC
Counselor

Linda Von Bargen

BA, LADC
Counselor
Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, MN. She has worked as a counselor in the Chemical Dependency field over 30 years ago. She has worked with a wide diversity of clients and her passion is to offer hope and guidance to all still struggling with their addictions.

Dietrich Anderson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Dietrich Anderson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Dietrich obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in addiction studies from Metropolitan State University. He has worked for NuWay for the past 4 years in various positions before working as an LADC. Dietrich believes that the opposite of addiction is human connection, community, and hope. He has worked extensively with the LGBTQA recovery community for the past 6 years and has served on the “Out and Sober Minnesota” board for 4 years by providing social, educational and informational events monthly with helping the LGBTQA community build healthy clean and sober networks. Dietrich is continuing his education in the fall of 2017 at Metropolitan State University by earning his masters of science degree in their Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling/LPCC licensure program.

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Cloud State University and her Master's in Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Current interests include trauma work through the use of Prolonged Exposure, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
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Doug Anderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Doug Anderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Lance Armstrong, Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Lance Armstrong

MS, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY I

Lance Armstrong

MS, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY I
Lance holds a Master’s Degree in Professional School Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato and has been working in the field of addictions since 2002. Originally trained as an adolescent counselor in addictions, he later became a dual diagnosis specialist /mental health professional working with adults in residential treatment settings. He has worked in inpatient, outpatient and clinical therapy settings and practices from a person-centered therapeutic model as well as utilizes principles of DBT, CBT and existential therapy in individual and group treatment services.
David Berg, counselor/mental health professional

David Berg

MA, LMFT, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

David Berg

MA, LMFT, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118
David's passion is helping people move towards sustainable and positive mental health, to improve and find greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships. He has had the pleasure of practicing counseling, therapy, and social work with individuals, groups, and families in education, addictions recovery, mental health, corrections, and financial services settings. Since 1992, David has used a client centered approach, which allows him to help meet clients where they are at in life, and help themselves to move forward in their unique life and career journeys. He specializes in helping adults, couples, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds find recovery from addictions and mental health problems.
Jacques Bertrand Duce, addiction counselor

Jacques Bertrand Duce

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Jacques Bertrand Duce

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I
Jacques came to the United States from Haiti 1999 to pursue his education. He obtained his BA in cross-cultural communications at Bethany College of Missions in 2003, and went on to get his Masters in Ministry Leadership at Crown College in 2005. Jacques received his certificate in addictions counseling at Minneapolis Technical and Community College in 2011. Jacques interest in working in the recovery community was sparked during his college internship in Missouri while leading an After-School program for children struggling in school and while working as a food pantry manager for the homeless. In addition to his counseling internships at Fairview Recovery and Eden House, Jacques has worked as a chemical dependency technician, and as a counselor in both an outpatient program and a methadone clinic.
Samuel Cohen, residential admissions counselor

Samuel Cohen

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Samuel Cohen

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor
Sam is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and has been in the Twin Cities since 2001. He began his association with NuWay in 2008 in a volunteer capacity and is now employed as a counselor at NuWay II. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from York College of Pennsylvania and completed his alcohol and drug counseling licensure requirements from Metropolitan State University. Sam has a strong twelve step foundation and believes the field of recovery is his true calling. He is highly dedicated to helping people live a renewed sober lifestyle.
Norm Cox, alcohol & drug counselor

Norm Cox

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Norm Cox

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Norm earned his Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. He enjoys helping others and entered the field of addiction because he wants to make a difference in people’s lives. He has worked with adults in both residential and outpatient settings. In his free time, Norm enjoys spending time with his family and friends, coin collecting, reading, playing the guitar and ukulele.
Betsey Degree, addiction counselor

Betsey Degree

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Betsey Degree

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Betsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in addiction studies at Metropolitan State University. She is passionate about reducing shame and stigma surrounding addiction and recovery and loves being a counselor. She believes recovery is possible for everyone and that treatment works. Betsey is planning on returning to school for her Masters degree in either professional clinical counseling or marriage and family therapy.
Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul
Angela obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management and her Master Degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience working in a halfway house, intensive residential and outpatient treatment settings. Her areas of interest include individuals with trauma, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She has experience working with women, men, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, family and group therapy sessions.
Anna Dimka BA, LADC Counselor

Anna Dimka

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Anna Dimka

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Anna has been in the behavioral and chemical health fields since 2008, providing client care in outpatient, inpatient, detoxification and supportive living settings. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and an Associate of Science degree in Addiction Counseling. She previously worked as a Women's Program Manager for St. Paul Sober Living, and as a Program Coordinator with REM Hennepin in the Sex Offender program. Anna is passionate about empowering her clients to build strong sober communities, and as a result, healthier and more satisfying recoveries.
Corrine Esch, mental health nurse

Corrine Esch

RN
Nurse

Corrine Esch

RN
Nurse
Scott Fisk, addiction counselor

Scott Fisk

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Scott Fisk

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Scott has his LADC and works part-time at NuWay, primarily doing assessments. He is working toward his LMFT, enjoys working with clients and their families. Scott is especially interested in how the family functions as the recovery process begins.
Mary Helget, addiction counselor

Mary Helget

BA, LADC
Counselor

Mary Helget

BA, LADC
Counselor
Mary has over 25 years of experience in the field of chemical dependency counseling. Prior to joining NuWay, she was with Park Avenue Center, most recently as Senior Clinical Supervisor. Mary earned her BA in Criminal Justice and Addiction Counseling from the University of Minnesota.
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Aimee Henderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Aimee Henderson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Counselor

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Counselor
Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 2013 and her Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2017. She provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Her clinical interests include family systems, trauma, grief and loss, mental health and substance use counseling. During her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, outdoor activities, and attending concerts and sporting events.
Debbie Huizenga, admissions coordinator

Debbie Huizenga

BA
Admissions Supervisor, 2118

Debbie Huizenga

BA
Admissions Supervisor, 2118
Debbie has worked in the field of recovery since 2004. Prior to coming to NuWay, she was the Admissions Coordinator at The Retreat. Debbie is passionate about working with those seeking recovery and sharing the gift of hope. She is grateful for the opportunity to align her vocation with her passion. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys gourmet cooking, reading and going to the theater.
Karen A. Johnson, substance abuse counselor

Karen A. Johnson

BS, ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Karen A. Johnson

BS, ADC-T
Counselor, 2118
Karen earned her Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency from MCTC and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. Prior to joining the NuWay team, Karen worked at Park Avenue Center for 5 years. She enjoys working with a diverse population, is passionate about recovery and believes that anyone can recover if they are committed to necessary changes. Karen will return to Saint Mary’s to complete her master’s degree in clinical counseling to obtain LPCC licensure. She is interested in specializing in art and animal assisted therapy.
David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

ADC-T
Admissions Counselor, 2118

David Joubert

ADC-T
Admissions Counselor, 2118
David obtained his Associates of Science Degree in Chemical Dependency from Century College and is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. David began working in the field of addiction in 2011 at Park Avenue Center where he gained experience in Sober Housing Management and as an Admissions Coordinator. Prior to joining NuWay, David worked at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, in Minneapolis, as a counselor in their residential program.

Jocelyn Kehr Sparby

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Jocelyn Kehr Sparby

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. After moving to the Twin Cities and spending some years trying to figure out a career path she enrolled in the Addiction Studies Certificate program at the University of Minnesota and received an LADC. While working in outpatient treatment and detox settings, she continued to complete her Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of MN. She is currently working toward completing clinical hours to obtain her licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Rasha Kowalewski, alcohol & drug counselor

Rasha Kowalewski

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Rasha Kowalewski

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Rasha earned her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University in 2009 and her Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2016. She has been a licensed alcohol and drug counselor since 2010 and worked for Specialized Treatment Services from 2009 to 2014 and Meridian Behavioral Health from 2014 to 2016 before coming to NuWay in August 2016. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC).
Jennifer Lingwall, mental health counselor

Jennifer Lingwall

LSW, LADC
Counselor

Jennifer Lingwall

LSW, LADC
Counselor
Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science at Bemidji State University in Social Work and a minor in Chemical Dependency. Prior to NuWay, Jenni worked as a MICD Counselor at Park Avenue Center. She is now working towards her Masters at Saint Mary’s University for her LPCC. Her areas of interest include the LGBTQIA community, persistent mental health, and music therapy. She enjoys sports, traveling, and attending concerts.
Karina Link, addiction counselor

Karina Link

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Karina Link

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118
Karina obtained her diploma in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College Addiction Counseling program and is currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University.
Megan Luke, mental health nurse

Megan Luke

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Megan Luke

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I
Megan received her practical nursing license in 2013 from Hennepin Technical College. Recently, she was accepted to North Hennepin Community College to obtain her RN degree. Megan's hope is to provide client’s with the best care possible.
Stephanie Mankowski, counselor

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at St. Thomas University in 2012 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in 2016. She did her practicum at Pride Institute LGBTQ+ residential program and at NuWay II Men’s residential program from 2015-2016. For a couple months, she worked as an admissions counselor while assisting with the funding at 2217 NuWay Counseling Center. She is currently working on her hours for obtaining her License as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Troy Mock, sober housing manager

Troy Mock

BS
Admissions Coordinator, 3Rs

Troy Mock

BS
Admissions Coordinator, 3Rs
Troy has worked in the field of recovery for the past 4 years including intake, admissions and sober housing management. He is grateful to have the opportunity to assist those looking for help with drug and alcohol addiction. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2010, Troy had work experience in accountancy, sales, and customer service. Originally from Arizona, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University. He enjoys movies, playing softball and spending time with his two dogs.
Andrew Moe BA, LADC Counselor

Andrew Moe

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Andrew Moe

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Andrew earned a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Minnesota and is Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is currently working toward obtaining his mental health credentials in the Integrated Behavioral Health master’s program at the University of Minnesota. Andrew approaches addiction and mental health through the diathesis-stress model, a theory that highlights the importance of genetic vulnerabilities and stress from life experiences. He advocates for the use of evidence-based practices and person-centered care.

Donna Molnar

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Donna Molnar

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Donna obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bethel University, studied at Bethel Seminary working on an MDiv, and obtained a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience as an addiction counselor working in residential, day treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She has worked with men, women, and adolescents. She worked at Hazelden Betty Ford foundation before coming to NUWAY in February 2017. She has a passion for casting a vision of hope in the healing process with the rebuilding of identity, and reintegration into community.
Ashley Morris, mental health nurse

Ashley Morris

RN
Nurse, NUWAY II

Ashley Morris

RN
Nurse, NUWAY II
Ashley received her practical nursing license from Hennepin Technical College in 2013. She is currently continuing her education to obtain her RN degree through North Hennepin Community College. Over the last few years Ashley has worked in the mental health field and at NuWay’s residential treatment. Her goal at NuWay is to enrich her client’s lives by providing compassionate care.
Kelley Murphy, alcohol & drug counselor

Kelley Murphy

JD, LADC
Counselor

Kelley Murphy

JD, LADC
Counselor
Kelley is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working in the field of co-occurring disorder treatment for four years. She is experienced in individual, couples, family and group therapy. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a graduate-level certificate in Addiction Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy, Therapeutic Journaling and became a certified EAGALA practitioner in July of 2016. Her clinical philosophy is person-centered care, trauma-informed, individualized substance use disorder treatment services.

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator
Cieritta has her Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration from Minneapolis Community College and her Medical Office diploma. She is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. She began working in the field in 2014 at Park Avenue Center as an Admissions Coordinator. She enjoys helping others by being flexible and spending time with family.

Taylor Olson

BS, LADC
Counselor

Taylor Olson

BS, LADC
Counselor
Taylor received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2013. After graduating Taylor crossed over into Minnesota and now enjoys being a MN transplant. After working as a Behavioral Therapist she returned to school, attending Century College to pursue her LADC Certificate. Taylor was able to gain experience in her internship with NUWAy exploring both the Intensive Outpatient Program and Residential sites; upon completion she was able to join the team as a staff member. She enjoys spending time outside, exploring new areas, hiking and kayaking.

Nancy Olson-Engebreth

MA, LADC, MSW, LGSW
Counselor, 2118

Nancy Olson-Engebreth

MA, LADC, MSW, LGSW
Counselor, 2118
Nancy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communications from Augustana College in South Dakota. She started her journey in the substance use field as a tech and then obtained her Master’s in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Nancy then worked in a variety of settings including both inpatient and outpatient as well as working as a Chemical Health Specialist at a suburban high school. Nancy recently obtained a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University. Her interest of study there was the use of client feedback tools in building rapport and meeting client needs. Nancy spends most of her time outside of work with her “fur kids” and traveling to various baseball stadiums with her significant other.

Dave Ouzts

BM, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Dave Ouzts

BM, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Dave began working in the health care field in 2005 as a therapeutic recreation coordinator and transitioned into behavioral and chemical health in 2014. He has Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina and attended Metropolitan State University to complete the course work for alcohol and drug counseling licensure. Dave has experience working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, adolescents, and persons involved with the justice system.
Jennifer Parker ADC-T Counselor

Jennifer Parker

ADC-T
Counselor, NUWAY II

Jennifer Parker

ADC-T
Counselor, NUWAY II
Jennifer obtained her ADC-T in February, 2017 and is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Metropolitan State University and Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Century College. Previously, Jennifer worked as an Outreach Worker at a community emergency food shelf for three years and has experience working with youth and men in addiction.
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Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Veasna Pho

MPS, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Veasna (pronounced Vee-Snah) or “Vee” received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. His academic coursework included grief and loss, trauma, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Vee is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor in the State of Minnesota and working towards obtaining supervision hours to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). He has worked in a wide variety of settings and facilities, including inpatient treatment facilities, Medication Assisted Treatment, and community health agencies. Vee welcomes the experience of working with diverse populations in ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. His treatment approach incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
Sally Rebehn, chemical dependency counselor

Sally Rebehn

LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Sally Rebehn

LADC
Counselor, 3Rs
Sally has worked in the Chemical Dependency field for 30 years, in many treatment programs and clinical settings. She has experience in program design and implementation, in both MN and CO. She was in private practice for 10 years, providing services to Emergency Services Personal in St Paul and Minneapolis Police departments; helping with the formation and training of the Metro Critical Incident Team. She currently provides SAP services for the D.O.T. She has been involved in numerous addiction organizations, including being the first paid member of MARRCH serving on the ethics committee for over 10 years. She holds a certificate from St Mary’s College, and national certification at reciprocal level from IC&RC.
Kelly Reynolds, mental health professional

Kelly Reynolds

MA, LICSW
Mental Health Professional

Kelly Reynolds

MA, LICSW
Mental Health Professional
Kelly has more than thirty years of experience that includes working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with adults and adolescents experiencing mental health and/or chemical dependency problems. He has also been an educator and trainer in the area of drug abuse prevention and has worked closely with the business community on Employee Assistance Programs. He has been recognized as a clinical leader with executive, clinical supervision and counseling experience. Kelly holds a Master of Counseling and Psychological Services and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the State of Minnesota.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
Gregg has a Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed two years of training with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. With over twenty-five years of experience in the chemical dependency field in outpatient and inpatient settings with both adults and adolescents, he maintains a strong interest working with recovery issues. In addition to work as a psychotherapist, he is an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State University and teaches a course on chemical dependency. Current interests include studies in Integral Psychology and Zen practice at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center where he has been a member since 2006.

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118
Ryan hails from Iowa and started his career as a recovery counselor at Jackson Recovery Center. He then ventured to Minnesota to obtain her Master’s in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. While there, Ryan grew a passion for client centered approach to counseling with clients who have previously had numerous treatment episodes. He is currently working towards his LPCC and integrating co-occurring mental health issues into substance use treatment. In his free time, Ryan enjoys connecting with his spirituality through nature.
Emily Schmidt, addiction counselor

Emily Schmidt

AAS, ADC-T
Counselor, St. Paul

Emily Schmidt

AAS, ADC-T
Counselor, St. Paul
Emily obtained her diploma in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College Addiction Counseling program and is currently completing a bachelor degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University. Current clinical interests include socioeconomic influence on addiction and working with populations impacted by co-occurring disorders.

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul
Sabrina has a BA in Psychology from the College of St. Scholastica and a Master's of Art in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Additionally, she has an LADC and is working towards earning her LPCC. Clinically, Sabrina is interested in working with populations that are impacted my co-occurring disorders. She enjoys traveling and coming across new adventures.

Glenn Smith

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY II

Glenn Smith

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, NUWAY II
Glenn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Metropolitan State University. He received his LADC in 2010 and then completed a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health at Walden University. In 2017, he became a LPCC.
Devlin Stitt, treatment center LPN

Devlin Stitt

LPN II
Nurse, NUWAY I & II

Devlin Stitt

LPN II
Nurse, NUWAY I & II
Devlin has been a full time MI/CDC Detox nurse since 1983. She has completed all her electives for her Registered Nurse degree at Anoka Ramsey college and continues to pursue education in the nursing field. Her goal is to help others in their recovery through education and compassion for each individual.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Nick Vetter

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Nick Vetter

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor
Nick obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He most recently completed his LADC licensure requirements at Century College. Nick has been in the addiction recovery field for 4 years, working with both adolescents and adults in various capacities. Nick is most passionate about helping and facilitating services for underserved populations.
Linda Von Bargen, chemical dependency counselor

Linda Von Bargen

BA, LADC
Counselor

Linda Von Bargen

BA, LADC
Counselor
Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, MN. She has worked as a counselor in the Chemical Dependency field over 30 years ago. She has worked with a wide diversity of clients and her passion is to offer hope and guidance to all still struggling with their addictions.